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A Glossary of Terms Relevant to Left-Hand Path Mysticism and Magic

Not all of the following terms are specific to left-hand path usage, but they have each been selected because of the currency they possess among LHP practitioners and groups. One might also notice that some of these terms may be defined differently than how they are used in other contexts. I've made an effort to be as accurate in my explanations as possible, but please keep in mind that the usage of these terms will be different in an LHP context than in, say, a Wiccan or Thelemic context.

Al-Jilwah - The opening book of the Mishaf Resh, in which the Yezidi deity Melek Ta'us allegedly speaks to His people through the Sufi prophet, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. This document is often cited by Satanists as being like Satan's equivalent to the Koran (i.e., a scripture directly revealed by Satan through the Yezidis for the benefit of contemporary Satanists), but this view is based on an extremely faulty understanding of Yezidi theology and religion. It also ignores the fact that scholars have identified both the Al-Jilwah and the Mishaf Resh as forgeries that were neither written by nor acknowledged by actual Yezidis, who practice a strictly oral tradition and not a body of scriptures.

Antinomianism - From the Greek anti- ("against") and nomos ("law"); a term coined by Martin Luther in the 1640s. In its original context this term refers to the belief that moral law is not binding on Christians under the law of grace; it is the flip side to the belief that salvation is by faith alone, not by works. If just being a good person does not make you saved, then just being a wicked person does not make you damned. In coining this term, Luther was referring to people who believed that Old Testament laws no longer applied to Christians under their new covenant with Christ. More generally it refers to a belief that true believers are directly guided to moral action by divine Will, rendering all religious laws moot. Aleister Crowley's "Law of Thelema" is an example of a modern antinomian principle.

Apotheosis - From the Greek apotheoun ("to deify"); the elevation of a subject to God-like status. In some cases it is translated to mean "self-deification," but there are actually two varieties of theological apotheosis in history. The first is "ego-less" apotheosis, in which the subject ecstatically surrenders their ego to a higher power, thereby realizing that higher power as their higher Self. The second is "egotistical" apotheosis, in which the subject co-opts the name or status of a God to elevate their ego. In the original context of left-hand spirituality, practitioners seek the "ego-less" variety; the majority of modern Western practitioners are more interested in the "egotistical" variety, which is perhaps more appropriately called "autotheism."

Atman - A Hindu term for the individual soul, as opposed to Brahman (the universal World-Soul). Tantrikas believe the atman to be synonymous with Brahman, and the notion of their distinction is deemed Maya ("illusion"). The ultimate purpose of Tantra in both its Dakshinachara (RHP) and Vamachara (LHP) currents is to awaken the atman to its true Self as Brahman by ecstatic self-surrender to an ishtadeva ("chosen God"), which basically amounts to the "ego-less" variety of apotheosis.

Autotheism - Originally the Calvinist doctrine of the separate existence of God the Son, in which it is believed that Christ took His person from God, but not His substance. Today the term is more specifically linked with "egotistical" apotheosis, or the deification of oneself. Some LHPers are autotheists who either worship themselves or seek to become Gods on earth or after death.

Bhakti - A Hindu term that means "devotion" or "participation." It is a religious practice in which the subject becomes actively involved with an ishtadeva or ishtadevas in divine worship. It is typically represented in terms of human relationships (e.g., beloved/lover, friend/friend, parent/child, master/servant, etc.). It is important to note that it does not mean "worship" alone, but a more active, participatory, and interactive style of worship in which the subject deals with their ishtadeva one-on-one. Historically, bhakti has always been an important part of Vamachara Tantra (the left-hand path), though this is not the case in many modern variants.

Black Brother - A term coined and popularized by Aleister Crowley, made in reference to occultists who fail to cross the abyss of Daath between the sephiroth Chesed and Binah (and who thereby fail to reach the grade of Magister Templi in Crowley's initiatory system). For Crowley, a "Black Brother of the left-hand path" is too selfish or afraid to lose their ego to their greater Self, and they will one day disintegrate forever as a result of not traveling through Daath. Crowley's view is ignorant of the original Tantric concept, which involved bhakti and apotheosis of the atman with Brahman, among other things. The "Black Brother" concept is actually rooted in Helena Blavatsky's misinterpretations of Vamachara Tantra, yet many Western LHPers have adopted this model for their own, perceiving the LHP to resist any disintegration of ego whatsoever.

Black Magic - A pejorative term that was historically defined as witchcraft, maleficium, or magic that is specifically used to harm or hinder. Today, some Western LHPers have appropriated and re-defined this label to have morally neutral implications. It is sometimes defined as manipulative magic, in which the formula is "My will be done," as opposed to "white" or altruistic magic ("Thy will be done"). It is otherwise defined as any magic that comes from or is otherwise related to the dark side of nature or divinity, regardless of intent. By this definition, even a healing spell cast in association with a dark Goddess like Nephthys would serve as an example of black magic. Some people, in an attempt to dispense with the use of "colors" in defining magical techniques, refer to it more simply as dark or Qlippothic magic.

Black Metal - A subgenre of heavy metal music with specific emphasis on occult themes (and LHP themes in particular), usually with either a Satanic or Nordic bent. The first wave of black metal music began in Great Britain and Northern Europe during the early 1980s with such bands as Venom, Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, and Bathory. Although these bands were relatively serious in their occult interests, their style was decidedly tongue-in-cheek. A second wave broke during the early 1990s in Norway with such bands as Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone and Emperor, who were more prone to acts of criminal fanaticism. More recent bands like Therion experiment with more melodic styles and continue to pursue LHP topics in their music.

Brahman - The name for the World-Soul or Ultimate Reality in Hinduism and Tantra, not to be confused with Brahma, the Creator God of Hinduism, or with Brahmins, the priestly caste in Hindu society. One might describe Brahman as the higher Self of all Gods and creatures, of which the atman or personal soul is but a microcosmic reflection. From an Eastern perspective, the LHP attempts to bridge the gap between the atman and Brahman just like the RHP, albeit in a different way. The result of such work is to transcend the ego and recognize the atman's true existence as Brahman, which constitutes the Hindu/Tantric equivalent to "ego-less" apotheosis.

Dakshinachara Tantra - "The path of right-handed attainment," from which Helena Blavatsky derived the term "right-hand path." Dakshinachara, like other forms of Tantra, seeks to bridge the gap between Brahman and the atman. Its methodology in this regard is to follow traditional social and religious norms, and to engage in such practices as asceticism, vegetarianism, and meditation. When Blavatsky adopted the translation of this term into her own Theosophical belief system, she categorized any occult practices of which she approved as "right-hand path." Likewise, she categorized any occult practices of which she personally disapproved as "left-hand path," the English translation of Vamachara Tantra.

Demon - From the Greek daimon ("spirit" or "divine power"), a morally neutral term that was used in reference to virtually any lesser deity or nature spirit that existed somewhere between mortals and the Gods. This could include such entities as satyrs, nymphs, dryades, angels, and ghosts. The philosopher Socrates firmly believed that he had a personal demon who provided him with divine inspiration, leading him toward the good and away from the wicked. Demons were believed to carry prayers and supplications from humans to the Gods, and to carry divine inspiration from the Gods to humans. Under Christianity the word was corrupted to mean "evil spirit" and was used for most any spirit that opposed the Christian God and who wasn't actually Satan himself. This was likely a result of the Christian belief that pagan Gods were really the devil and Their messengers were evil by association. Many Western LHPers, especially Demonolators, have reclaimed the word "demon" and continue to use it in its original pagan context.

Demonolatry - From the Greek daimon ("spirit" or "divine power") and latreia ("worship"); it means "the worship of lesser divinities or nature spirits." When it was first coined during the European witch hysterias, it was more specifically used for the worship of evil spirits. Today it has been reclaimed by Western LHPers who worship demons in the original Greek sense of the term. Practitioners are called Demonolators, many of whom use the demonology of Richard Dukante in their practice. Demonolators are often mistaken for Satanists, and while some may be Satanists insofar as they worship a demon they call Satan, this is not always the case.

Divyabhava - "Divine disposition," the final grade of initiation reached by Vamachara Tantrikas, in which the subject has successfully bridged the gap between their atman and Brahman and "become a God on earth." In the original context, divyabhava is best understood as the LHP version of "sainthood," in which a person has become truly ego-less and divine (but because of the methods used in reaching this state of being, such "saints" are often viewed as pariahs by their surrounding cultures). It is easy to misconstrue this level of initiation as a belief that the subject is simply an autotheist, but Vamachara Tantrikas attempt to minimize this possibility by using the grades of pashubhava and virabhava as initiatory buffers. A person who has reached divyabhava may also be described as an "Ipsissimus" in Western occult circles.

Goetia - From the Greek goeteia ("charm, jugglery"), a term for witchcraft in Hellenistic magic. Goetia is historically the practice of (1) invoking angels and/or (2) evoking demons, with these terms usually being applied in a Judeo-Christian context. This term derives from the The Lesser Key of Solomon, a 17th century grimoire with instructions for the evocation of seventy-two demons (which are specifically called "Goetic demons"). These are the demons that the biblical King Solomon is said to have evoked and manipulated. In a more modern context, the Goetic demons are usually viewed as representing the negative or Qlippothic aspects of the magician him or herself, and Goetia is a means for putting these aspects to work. Goetia is often associated with the left-hand path but this identification is debatable depending on which definition of the LHP one uses.

Horned Pentacle - A five pointed star drawn in a circle and balanced upon a single point, with two points protruding upward. It is more often called the "inverted" pentacle on the basis that an "upright" pentacle has only one point protruding upward, but this is a recent RHP bias that appears to have begun with Eliphas Levi. LHPers who depict the pentacle in this manner do so because we consider it to be "upright" that way, not because we are attempting to "blaspheme" the way it is used in other paths. In any case, the pentacle represents the five elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit) unified in a single whole (the circle).

Ishtadeva - "Cherished divinity"; in Hinduism and Tantra this term refers to a worshiper's favorite deity, through whom he or she attempts to bridge the gap between their atman and Brahman. In Vamachara Tantra, dark and destructive deities are typically chosen for ishtadevas. These deities - such as Shiva and Kali Ma - also tend to have strong sexual features. This much is equally true of Western LHPers, who commonly associate with such deviant figures as Lucifer, Typhon Seth, Lilith, and others.

Law of the Trapezoid - An observation first posited by Anton LaVey, which states that, "All obtuse Angles are magically harmful to those unaware of this property. The same angles are beneficial, stimulating, and energizing to those who are magically sensitive to them." LaVey developed this doctrine from his observation that in houses reported to be "haunted," there is always something about the geometry of the sites - crooked walls, weird angles, etc. - that cause or contribute to the sense of intense disorientation that is experienced. He further drew upon this notion for use in his rituals, in which he attempted to draw and harness occult energies by the use of disorienting "angular environments." This Law has become a major staple among adherents of LaVey's school and its offshoots.

Left-Hand Path - English translation of Vamachara Tantra, "the path of left-handed attainment." This term originated in reference to a form of Tantra in which the gap between the atman and Brahman is bridged by violating traditional social and religious norms, and by engaging in such practices as ritual sex, self-mortification, and eating meat. Such controversies were engaged not for egotistical purposes but to "humble" the ego and eventually break free from its restrictions. However, since Helena Blavatsky this term has mostly been applied in the West to autotheistic occultists who seek the "egotistical" version of apotheosis. From a general standpoint, the left-hand or "sinister" path is the source of many different "currents" that each lead to divinity through the sacralization of things that are normally considered anything but sacred in more conventional paths.

Lovecraft/Crowley Axis - A term coined by Aleister Crowley historian Sandy Robertson; a theory that postulates a hidden occult connection between the "magick" of Aleister Crowley and the literature of H. P. Lovecraft. This "axis" was first proposed by Kenneth Grant in his Magical Revival in 1972. Grant believed Lovecraft to have been a "natural adept" despite his staunch materialism. He suggested that Lovecraft subconsciously channeled Qlippothic wisdom through his literature. This theme was further developed by Michael Aquino in "The Ceremony of the Nine Angles" and "The Call To Cthulhu," two rituals that were ghost-written for LaVey's The Satanic Rituals in 1972. But the popularity of the Lovecraft/Crowley Axis truly exploded into public awareness with the publication of the "Simon" Necronomicon in 1977. This axis appears quite often in the work of various Western LHP groups, especially among those who take their cues from Grant, LaVey, Aquino, and/or "Simon."

Mishaf Resh - The so-called holy book of the Yezidis, which has actually been proven to be a forgery written by non-Yezidis. It describes a Westernized version of the Yezidi creation story, in which seven archangels are emanated from a supreme Creator God who then gives complete control over Creation to Melek Ta'us ("Peacock King"), the chief of the angels. The book also describes the story of how the Yezidis are genetically descended only from Adam and not from Eve (Adam was originally a hermaphrodite), and the book begins with the famous Al-Jilwah or "Revelation" of Melek Ta'us. The problem with all of this is that many Westerners mistake the book for a medieval "Satanic bible," which is wrongly based on a misunderstanding of Melek Ta'us' role in Yezidi theology.

Necronomicon - (1) An imaginary grimoire invented by H. P. Lovecraft for use in his fiction; a literary device that has been adapted into numerous "real" Necronomicons, each of which is claimed to be the "true source" of Lovecraft's fiction. (2) A grimoire published in the 1970s by "Simon," Herman Slater, Peter Levenda, and others who claimed it to be the translation of a medieval text written in Greek that espouses a system of ancient Sumerian magic. It is more likely that it was invented by the aforementioned persons and was given a hyped-up history to boost sales. In any case, however, it is based on a unique synthesis of Sumerian, Babylonian, Gnostic, and Western ceremonial magic that appears to actually work for some users, and that is used by some Western LHPers today.

Pashubhava - "Beast disposition," the first initiatory grade in Vamachara Tantra. While Vamachara involves the use of sex, drugs, and blood in its rituals, these practices are forbidden to new initiates, who are considered to be "pashu" or "beasts" driven by their egotistical desires. People in the pashu grade are deemed incapable of handling such practices, which can easily become exercises in self-delusion or self-destruction when used without proper training. The purpose of such "taboo" methods is to test one's inner purity even while externally polluting oneself, and a pashu may only engage in such when he or she has proven to be sufficiently responsible and devoted to union with Brahman. When this happens, they are then recognized as having reached virabhava, the second grade. But until they reach this point, they must undergo a rigorous education and purification process that is not unlike the curriculums of Dakshinachara Tantric traditions.

Pillar of Severity - The left-hand pillar of the Kaballic Tree of Life, which descends from the Sephira called Binah (Understanding) through Geburah (Power) to Hod (Majesty). There is no simple way to explain the Sephiroth, but Binah can be described as the level of cosmological emanation in which divine Will and Wisdom are channeled into the various forms of Creation. Geburah is the level in which divine Grace is counterbalanced with wrathful Judgment, and energy is broken down into distinguishable forms in Hod. These Sephiroth are each linked to the dark and feminine aspects of the Jewish God. Some posit that the left-hand path consists of practices that are directly related to this Pillar.

Qlippoth - "Shells" or "husks," sometimes spelled as Klippoth, or Kellipot. In Kaballah, the Qlippoth are shattered or fallen worlds that were created before our universe, and that each correspond to the Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Traditionally they are arranged on an inverse Tree of Death that exists beneath the Sephira called Malkuth (Kingdom) as a sort of malignant "root" system. But Kenneth Grant was the first to postulate that the Qlippoth actually exist "behind" the Sephiroth, and that the Tree of Death is a mirror image of the Tree of Life. They are said to be populated with all manner of twisted spiritual beings that want nothing more than to destroy people. But while the Qlippoth and their residents are traditionally seen as evil, Grant also surmised that they are actually primal atavisms and that the entities therein are forces a good magician must learn to master. There are many Western LHPers who think of the LHP as a path of Qlippothic, as opposed to normal Kabbalic, magic.

Right-Hand Path - Dakshinachara Tantra, "the path of right-handed attainment." This term originated from a *form of Tantra in which the gap between the atman and Brahman is bridged by conforming to traditional social and religious norms, and by engaging in such practices as asceticism, fasting, and vegetarianism. Since the work of Helena Blavatsky, the term has mostly been used for theistic occultists who seek the "ego-less" kind of apotheosis. Just as Blavatsky abused the term "left-hand path," some Western LHPers ironically abuse the term "right-hand path" by using it as a pejorative for anything they don't like. But generally, the right-hand or "dextral" path is the source of many different "currents" that each lead to divinity through the use of things that are already traditionally considered sacred by most people.

Satanism - Historically, the worship of the Christian devil; an imaginary religion invented by Christian theologians and based on certain Gnostic and medieval heresies, of which the Cathars, the Bogomils, and the Knights Templar were all alleged to have practiced. More recently, "Satanism" has been appropriated by autotheistic LHPers like Anton Szandor LaVey, who do not actually believe in a "devil" but interpret it as a symbol for human nature or an impersonal "Dark Force." Most Satanists follow LaVey's lead, as espoused his The Satanic Bible (1969), and worship themselves as their own Gods. Even more recently, "traditional" or theistic Satanist groups have emerged, which worship Satan as a pagan deity (e.g., Pan, Enki, etc.) revealed under a new name. Most Satanists are not the murderous child-killers they are accused of being by evangelical Christian conspiracy theorists. They typically define the LHP as self-centered magic, not unlike Blavatsky.

Shakti - From the Sanskrit shak ("to be able"). Shakti is sacred force or empowerment, the primordial cosmic energy from which all being emanates and to which it later returns. More specifically, it is the divine feminine power of which every Hindu Goddess, from Durga to Kali Ma, is believed to be a personification. Shakti can even be found in the spirits and bodies of human women here on earth. Worship of Shakti is an important element of Tantra and of Vamachara Tantra in particular. The entire universe is believed to be the result of Shakti and Shiva joined together in sexual congress. In left-handed Tantric practices, worshipers attempt to dissolve their egos back into Brahman by channeling Shakti and Shiva and re-enacting Their divine marriage in human flesh. The very same process by which spirit is trapped in matter becomes the means by which spirit can be released therefrom. (In right-handed Tantric practices, this process is purely symbolic, but in left-handed practices, it involves actual sex during ritual.)

Shiva - A major Hindu deity. In the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, Shiva represents the Destroyer principle, which is not "destructive" in the negative sense but in a transformative sense. Hindus who worship Shiva as the Supreme Deity are called Shaivas. He is also the primary masculine power invoked in the Vamachara traditions, along with Shakti, the feminine principle. As the Destroyer, Shiva not only causes all things to be transformed, but He also brings created things back to the Source. In Western left-hand path traditions, the male deities that are worshiped or emulated often resemble Shiva in significant ways, such as Typhon Seth and other transformative Destroyer figures.

Tantra - "Doctrine" or "principle," from a Sanskrit root that means "to stretch" or "extend." Tantra is the name given to both an esoteric current of Hinduism and its scriptures. It is a system of beliefs and practices that deal with the world as the divine play of Shakti and Shiva. It originated in the early centuries CE and variations of it can be found in Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, and even some Western esoteric traditions. The Tantric objective is to channel the powers of Shakti and Shiva through the human microcosm and to thereby emancipate the self from ignorance and rebirth. There are different methodologies that are used for this purpose, of which Dakshinachara and Vamachara are but two.

Tunnels of Set - A term coined by Kenneth Grant for the mysterious pathways that link the Qlippoth on the Tree of Death. In Grant's system, there are twenty-two of these Tunnels, and they each correspond to the Kabbalic Paths of Wisdom and the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Yet Grant does not define them as mere reversals of the Paths, but as their primordial undercurrents, upon which their more commonly known attributes are based. The Tunnels of Set are often used in Typhonian Thelema and Qlippothic magic, but they do not constitute a historical model as used in ancient Sethianity or in ancient Typhonian Hermeticism. Aside from some inspiration taken from the work of Aleister Crowley, the Tunnels would appear to be Grant's innovation.

Typhonian Hermeticism - Historically, an undercurrent of Hermeticism found in the Greco-Egyptian magical tradition, which was a contemporary of Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, and early Christianity. It is a syncretic mix of ancient Sethian, Hellenic, and Judaic elements in which the Egyptian deity Seth was identified with the Greek Typhon (as Seth-Typhon), the Jewish Yahweh (as Iao Sabaoth), the Neoplatonic demiurge and the Gnostic savior. Its Judaic influences were the result of accusations made against Jews of onolatry (donkey worship). Its Gnostic influences were the result of a confusion between Seth and the Jewish/Gnostic Sheth (whose name was also translated as "Seth" in Greek). This is demonstrated by the Alexamenos graffito, one of the oldest depictions of Jesus Christ, in which Christ is derisively shown with a donkey's head. One of the most important symbols of Typhonian Hermeticism is Typhon's Egg, which is the image of a snake coiled around an egg.

Typhonian Thelema - A variation of Thelema that was developed by Kenneth Grant and his New Isis Lodge. It should not be confused with the historical version of Typhonian Hermeticism. Grant's version is based more on Kabbalah, and it deals with Qlippothic and Lovecraftian magic as interpreted through Aleister Crowley's Liber Al vel Legis. It is specifically identified as a left-hand path tradition in the original Tantric sense of the term, since it is more concerned with dissolving, rather than magnifying, the ego. The Qlippoth are considered extremely useful for this purpose. The Tunnels of Set, the identification of Seth with a Western left-hand path, the use of Lovecraftian themes in ceremonial magic, and a positive interpretation of the Qlippoth are all innovations brought to us by Kenneth Grant and his "Typhonian Tradition."

Vamachara Tantra - "The path of left-handed attainment," from which Helena Blavatsky derived the term "left-hand path." Vamachara seeks to end the cycles of ignorance and rebirth by bridging the gap between the atman and Brahman, just like Dakshinachara; the difference is not in its goal but its approach. Vamachara Tantrikas break from traditional social and religious norms and sacralize elements that normally stand in the way of spiritual achievement. This can include the use of sex, drugs, or even blood in a ritual capacity. The point is to channel the power of Shakti and Shiva through the human microcosm in a radically explicit (rather than purely symbolic) way, and to find one's salvation from things that normally lead to damnation. Vamachara has three grades of initiation: pashubhava, virabhava, and divyabhava.

Virabhava - "Heroic disposition," the level of initiation a Vamachara Tantrika must achieve before he or she will be allowed to participate in any rituals involving sex, drugs, or blood. Before becoming a vira or "hero," an initiate is a pashu or "beast" who is deemed too ego-driven to handle Vamachara practices properly. As a pashu, an initiate must practice the same forms of self-purification that are found among most Tantric traditions. Only when the initiate has proven their devotion to spiritual rather than egotistical progress can they become a vira, and it is only as a vira that their gurus will allow them to participate in actual Vamachara rituals. The reason for this is to try and filter out those who truly want to achieve liberation from those who just want to have lots of steamy hot sex.

Xeper - More often spelled as "Kheper," which means "to come into being, to be transformed, to be created." It is an ancient Egyptian word, and in various Egyptian creation myths, it is one of the very first words ever spoken, as in the sentence "Khepera Kheper Kheperu" ("I come into being, and through me, the process of coming into being is established.") Xeper or Kheper is the experience of becoming a new creation. It is written in hieroglyphics as a scarab beetle because the Egyptians found great magical significance in the process of metamorphosis through which scarabs pass - first as eggs, then as larvae, then as pupas, then as adults. Examples of Xeper would include anything that changes a person to the point of reaching a higher level of consciousness. This word was first popularized in Western occultism in general (and in left-hand path occultism in particular) by Michael Aquino and the Temple of Set, who cite Xeper as the single most important element of left-hand path experience. This concept has since turned up in many other occult traditions.

Yezidi - Members of a pre-Christian Kurdish religion with roots in Indo-Iranian paganism, and which has absorbed and syncretized certain Islamic Sufi elements. The Yezidi faith is a branch of Yazdanism, or angel-worship, in which it is believed that the world is created by an impersonal Creator God and ruled in His place by seven archangels, the chief of whom is Melek Ta'us ("Peacock King"). The Yezidi also believe that Melek Ta'us incarnated in human form through the person of a Sufi prophet named Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. For centuries, the Yezidi have been accused of being "devil worshipers" by Christians and Muslims because of their belief that Melek Ta'us once rebelled against the Creator; yet they do not identify Him with Shaitan because they believe He and the Creator were eventually reconciled. To this day, however, many Western LHPers take inspiration from Yezidi beliefs, due to Anton LaVey's mistaken assertion in his The Satanic Rituals that the Yezidi are actually Satanists. They are not.
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I would like to say good work Mr Brookes, excellent definitions in my opinion!
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This glossary has now been edited and completed, starting with the entry for "Left-Hand Path." It took me much longer than I expected to complete this, but here it is. Enjoy!
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This glossary has now been edited and completed, starting with the entry for "Left-Hand Path." It took me much longer than I expected to complete this, but here it is. Enjoy!
Are you going to be adding entries? There are a few things I can think of that you're missing.
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Sure, if there's anything you can think of that you think should be added, just let me know. And if you can suggest a good definition for it, I'd be much obliged.
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I wouldn't neglect the names of certain individuals who come up very often (Michael Aquino, Aleister Crowley, Michael Ford, etc).

I would add Kali, Typhon, Prometheus, Semjaza, and Azazel on there.

I would add an entry on Chaos Magick since it's usually mixed in.

I would add an entry on the Book of Enoch
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Fair enough. Will be adding entries for the aforementioned and for a few others that occurred to me earlier today.
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very nice! Great work FF!!
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